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Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: 2019 Main Presentations
  • Country: Ireland

Tamara Drenttel Brand, IBCLC, holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the American University of Beirut. An American by birth, but an expat in practice – she has spent 10 years in the Middle East, where she worked as a public health practitioner, maternal and child health consultant and an IBCLC. She has had the privilege of working with breastfeeding dyads from all over the world in both in private practice and as a La Leche League Leader. In 2011, she founded and still actively facilitates “Mama 2 Mama Beirut Breastfeeding Support,” the largest breastfeeding peer support network in the Middle East. Tamara enjoys creating DIY breastfeeding ‘hacks’ and free/low-cost lactation resources, which she details on – a lactation site she founded “for lactation specialists and those aspiring to be.”
In her spare time, she is a furniture artist, avid upcycler and is becoming a specialist in rare, orphan diseases in a picturesque seaside village in Ireland, where she recently moved with her husband, 7 year- old son and rescued Arabian Mau.

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